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10 ways to fix America
Yahoo.com ^ | 5/3/2014 | Rick Newman

Posted on 05/03/2014 10:53:50 AM PDT by raybbr

he job market may be limping back, but many people — from both the 99% and the 1% — sense America desperately needs a revival. Living standards have been stagnant for a decade. Many Americans struggle to raise themselves up. The Washington politicians charged with crafting better laws and policies are, in some ways, doing more harm than good.

At the Milken Institute’s recent global conference in Beverly Hills, business leaders, economists and academics debated the nation’s top economic problems — and offered many solutions. America still has profound advantages and is far from beaten, most believe. “We never lost the baton,” said Walmart CEO Bill Simon, referring to the suggestion that China or some other nation has overtaken the United States. “We just forgot we had it. American businesses and American consumers have to remember they do have that baton.”

There’s no shortage of ideas for how to boost the economy. The problem, of course, is making them happen. The list below includes ideas that tend to be pragmatic rather than partisan. Some but not all require government involvement, and there are many things state and local officials can accomplish more effectively than the feds. Not all of these ideas would necessarily pan out, but none would be disastrous if they flopped, either, making the risks worthwhile. If restoring America’s economic might were a top national priority, these would be 10 ways to get started:

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Some good ideas. Basically get govt out of the way...
1 posted on 05/03/2014 10:53:50 AM PDT by raybbr
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To: raybbr

BUMP for later...


2 posted on 05/03/2014 10:55:02 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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My first suggestion, not have the meeting in Beverly Hills... or DC...or NYC...or Boston...or Chicago.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 10:59:45 AM PDT by Zathras
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Some good ideas. Basically get govt out of the way...

Unless you can gut the Federal Bureaucracy, forget it.
4 posted on 05/03/2014 11:13:35 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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Recruit more immigrants. There are two types of immigrants: Those who sneak in illegally and those who come for work, school or other legitimate reasons. The two tend to get lumped together in the stymied immigration reform effort in Washington that’s turning a U.S. economic advantage into a liability. Legal immigrants have always been good for the U.S. economy. They open businesses and earn patents at higher rates than natives. Yet the United States has strict limits on the types of talented, well-educated immigrants who would most help the U.S. economy. Canada, by contrast, works hard to lure immigrants and even has an immigration minister who must meet a stretch quota or face the consequences. “We need to stop linking [legal immigration] to illegal immigration,” said Edward Conard, bestselling author of Unintended Consequences, at the Milken conference. “We could skim the cream of the world.” Raising immigration quotas or eliminating them altogether might do the trick.

I stopped reading it after this idiot proffered this idea. We have just had the two highest decades of LEGAL IMMIGRATION in US history. Since 1990 29 million LEGAL immigrants have entered this country.

We don't need 1.1 million LEGAL IMMIGRANTS a year. The numbers should be reduced drastically to around 250,000 a year. Yes, we should go to a merit based system, but with 21 million Americans unemployed or underemployed, we don't need more immigrants.

5 posted on 05/03/2014 11:24:01 AM PDT by kabar
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1) Drop welfare state.
2) Drop political correctness and affirmative action.
3) Stop immigration of uneducated savages.
4) Stop moving industries abroad.
5) Stop meddling abroad.

It is that easy.


6 posted on 05/03/2014 8:24:45 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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